Primate teratology: selection of species and future use

  • A. G. Hendrickx
  • P. E. Binkerd
Part of the Advances in the Study of Birth Defects book series (ASBD, volume 2)


The devastating effects of the thalidomide episode of several years ago has led to a wide search for suitable animal models in which to study the aetiology of human birth defects. With the discovery that several species of nonhuman primates showed unusual similarities to the thalidomide malformation syndrome in man at comparable doses and similar exposure periods during early development, this order of mammals was scrutinized more closely for its potential as an animal model for teratological studies.


Rhesus Monkey Nonhuman Primate Primate Species Human Embryo World Monkey 
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